Reagan student has poem published by SAMA
Art has a way of inspiring and motivating its subjects and for Diane Temple's English IV GT English classes, the effect was no different. The students recently took a field trip to the San Antonio Museum of Art and Liam Bolster, a senior at the campus, wrote a poem which was inspired by an art piece at the museum titled, "Martirio de San Esteban I." Enjoy Liam's poem below, which was taken from SAMA's Demember 2013 newsletter.
Martirio de San Esteban I
a student in DIANE TEMPLE'S ENGLISH IV GT/AP class
As the stones ring a beat, similar in structure
To the pulse of humanity,
The clay of flesh, and the
Burgundy beneath it,
Flows like oil on canvas.
The din of the embarrassed, the sinners, the guilty
Runs hot like rage,
Disposed of on the torso and carriers
Of the First of a Kind.
As His rage ripples across this earth
The aftershock of a prior death,
The blows befalling his most trusted servant
Are reminders to us all
Of the way our cavities can be filled with the shards
Of our being.
Lick the hot river from the corners of your lips
And taste life for what it is;
As the stench of betrayal wafts thickly across the way
Like a sharp asiago sprinkled over the
Rye taste of frail bitterness
We are reminded that the cry
Of those who have only come for good
Should not wane in the
Clutches of the malicious.
For the truly ambitious must take
What hate comes from those too small
To envision their vision.
As the most important of our ideas
Are forgotten with our passing
We must cope with the sad realization
That only those who die
Give hope to those
Who have not yet died.
For each bringer of tidings must welcome
Hot from the knife slowly grating the dead parts of the past
Away from that
Which we consume fresh.
Posted on December 12, 2013